Cricketer Usman Khawaja’s selling Brisbane investment property

first_imgCricketer Usman Khawaja is selling his investment property at Windsor.THERE’S no place like home for Usman Khawaja which is great news for Queenslanders.The Pakistani-born Australian cricketer is selling his Windsor investment property but only after securing a house in Brisbane’s south with his fiancee Rachel McLellan.After relocating from Sydney during the 2012 off-season, Khawaja purchased 40 Bowen St with plans to eventually move into the Queenslander.40 Bowen St, Windsor“I’d been here for two years and was looking for six or seven months to buy a place but nothing quite fit what I liked,” he said.“I had a look around the house and loved it.”Sharing a place in Hawthorne with teammate Ben Cutting, Khawaja decided to immediately rent out his purchase.“I wanted to buy a place I thought I could move into so I didn’t have to buy another place after that, but at the time I wasn’t ready to move in,” he said.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality LevelsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video is not playable. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_NOT_PLAYABLE Session ID: 2020-09-28:77b119d9ba7710aeddf126ca Player Element ID: vjs_video_599 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen00:00A little more than two years on and Khawaja’s future family pad is on the market.“I met Rachel, her family is south side and I was living on the south side with Ben,” he said.“I just sort of grew really fond of that area.“For me, it’s odd because I was planning on moving into this place but it’s just circumstances.“A lot of things can happen in two years you don’t expect to happen.”40 Bowen St, WindsorMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoKhawaja’s Windsor property was previously renovated and is on a 762sq m block of land on a quiet street close to bikeways and parks.‘The boys at McGrath made sure everyone took care of it,” he said.“I’m very touchy with my property because it is a beautiful property so I didn’t want it to be tainted.“The floorboards, kitchen, everything is quite high-spec.“That was the beauty; I didn’t have to do a thing because it was already renovated by the ex-owners.”40 Bowen St, WindsorKhawaja is currently in Dubai preparing for a Test series in India and no doubt thinking of home.“I miss Brissie a lot,” he said.“I say to Rachel all the time that I’m missing home and want to come back.“Just to walk down to a cafe and hang around with mates.“It’s part of the lifestyle I miss probably the most but it’s just part and parcel of the game, being away.”Glenn Bool, from McGrath Bulimba — Balmoral, is marketing the sale of 40 Bowen St, Windsor.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom property is scheduled to go to auction, on-site, on Saturday, February 25 at 1pm.last_img read more

Shelf Drilling in Oslo IPO plan. Plans to use cash for rig fleet expansion

first_imgShelf Drilling on Monday said it planned to conduct an initial public offering (“IPO”) and a listing of its common shares on the Oslo Stock Exchange.Subject to receiving the relevant approvals from the Oslo Stock Exchange and favorable equity capital market conditions, the IPO is expected to be launched during June 2018, the company said.The offshore driller said it would use the net proceeds from the offering to finance the company’s fleet expansion, redemption of all or parts of the company’s preferred shares and for general corporate purposes.“The Company is in discussions with multiple parties for the potential purchase of one or two modern, premium jack-up rigs. These jack-up rigs are generally of comparable designs to one or more of the Company’s existing premium jack-up rigs,” Shelf Drilling said.Shelf Drillings specializes in shallow water offshore drilling, providing of equipment and services for the drilling, completion and workover of offshore oil and natural gas wells.The company said it would make further announcements relating to the IPO “in due course.”last_img read more

See fantastic goal which helped Cristiano Ronaldo beat Essien to FIFA’s Puskas Award [VIDEO]

first_imgPortuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been one of the best players in the world for over a decade now.Even at age 35, Ronaldo remains a fine goalscoring specimen who continues to find the back of the net with spectacular efforts, like his overhead kick for Real Madrid against Juventus.However, these brilliant strikes used to come more frequently in his more youthful days, none more emphatic than his piledriver against Porto in the 2008-09 UEFA Champions League season.Ronaldo, then at Manchester United, picked up the ball just outside the centre-circle and with only one thought in his mind, fired a shot from about 40 yards from goal.The ball flew like a rocket and nestled in the top corner past a stunned Porto defence and keeper.The goal was obviously nominated for FIFA’s Puskas Award and though it faced stiff competition from a number of other contenders, Ronaldo picked up the prize.Take a look at the goal below:⏪ Cristiano Ronaldo back in 2009 ⏪#UCL @ManUtd— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) February 5, 2019Here are some fan reactions to the strike:If you ever wondered what a rocket looked like 🚀 🔥— josue 🥵 (@ponchi4444) February 5, 2019 I remember this goal like it was yesterday, what a beauty by @Cristiano— Luleka Msane (@Lu_msane) February 5, 2019— Jahmar Brown (@jambi33) February 5, 2019 One of the purest struck shots ever. 😳— Patrick May (@p_may) February 5, 2019What about his competition for the award? They included both goals from Chelsea eventful 1-1 draw with Barcelona at Stamford Bridge.Here’s Essien’s strike:😎 Next up…🔵 Michael Essien’s first-time volley!#UCL | #FlashbackFriday | @ChelseaFC— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) February 28, 2020And here’s Iniesta’s:🔵🔴 Andrés Iniesta sends Barcelona to the final in style #OTD in 2009 ⚽️#UCL | @FCBarcelona— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) May 6, 2019Fernando Torres also made it onto the list with this stunning effort:🗓 | On this day in 2009, Fernando Torres Vs Blackburn Rovers. ⚽️ #LFC🏟 Anfield⏱ 33rd Minute🔝 @BBCSport Goal of the Month for April 20091️⃣4️⃣th Goal of the Season🔴 Won the Game 4-0Was this @Torres best strike for Liverpool? 🤔— LFCinema (@LFCinema) April 11, 2019 Technique and Power is unreal here.— COVID-DEEZ❌ (@FromThe92154) February 5, 2019last_img read more